DUTEC 137 Echocardiography Lab I • 3 Cr.


Introduces knobology and annotation for state-of-art diagnostic ultrasound equipment and prepares student for hands-on live scanning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and label basic echocardiography anatomy Correctly utilize standard echo terms and abbreviations Acquire Basic Parasternal long and short axis windows and hold each for a count of 5 beats Manipulate machine controls to optimize images (depth, gain, focus) Sweep the short axis views from aorta to apex staying on axis. Accurately perform basic Parasternal 2/D and M-mode measurements. Acquire apical views and hold each window for a count of 5 beats. Attempt color and pulsed wave Doppler techniques